Door-Tran Wins Organizational Excellence Award

Door-Tran, Door County’s transportation consortium, received the “Organizational Excellence Award” from the Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging during the Wisconsin Aging Network conference Friday in Wisconsin Dells. Pam Busch, Door Tran’s Mobility Manager, says the recognition by the state agency on aging is gratifying… Busch says the award is truly an honor because it recognizes past and present efforts, but more can be done and … Continue reading

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Public Invited to Archeological Dig at Crossroads

A section of Crossroads at Big Creek will again be turned into an archaeological dig this week as the young and old are invited to try to find evidence of the past residents who walked the land. Coggin Heeringa, director at the Sturgeon Bay environmental preserve, says the amateur archaeologists will be sifting sand at Big Creek Cove Preserve. Heeringa says students will be at … Continue reading

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Crews Quickly Extinguish Fire at Summer Home

Five units and 13 Sturgeon Bay firefighters were sent to a summer home on South Cave Point Road, in the Town of Sevastopol, early Tuesday morning after fire was reported on the exterior of the structure. Fire Chief Tim Dietman was first on the scene shortly after midnight and was told the flames were seen near the outside chimney. The occupants used fire extinguishers to … Continue reading

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Presentation on Peninsula Pride Farms Wednesday

The environmental work of a group of farmers called “Peninsula Pride Farms,” will be showcased Wednesday evening during a special program in the Collins Learning Center at Crossroads at Big Creek. The presentation at 7PM features farmer and veterinarian Don Niles. Peninsula Pride Farms is a farmer-led environmental stewardship initiative. The group includes 41 farms in Kewaunee and southern Door Counties, including large dairies, traditional … Continue reading

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Turnout for Transportation Thursday

City, county and town officials from across Wisconsin will gather at individual meetings on Thursday, September 29th to discuss the ramifications of the state transportation challenge. Door County Highway Commissioner John Kolodziej says the county meeting will be held at the government center in Sturgeon Bay on that day. He explains why the meeting has been called for all of the state’s 72 counties… Kolodziej … Continue reading

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Town of Jacksonport Man Arrested on Numerous Drug Charges

Door County Sheriff Steve Delawwelle is crediting the combined work of several agencies for developing a case against a 51-year old Town of Jacksonport man on numerous drug charges. Delarwelle says the Door/Kewaunee Drug Task force was initially alerted by federal authorities in California that a US Postal package containing a quantity of heroin had been intercepted and was destined for an address in the … Continue reading

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SBPD Investigating Fatal Accident

The Sturgeon Bay Police Department is investigating a fatal motor vehicle accident that happened shortly before noon Thursday on West Spruce Street, just west of Madison Avenue. First responders found the driver, who was the lone occupant of the vehicle, without a pulse or breathing. Attempts at resuscitating the driver proved unsuccessful. Preliminary findings indicate the driver likely suffered a medical condition while behind the … Continue reading

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Effort to Raise $750,000 for Eagle Tower Rebuild Under Way

The Eagle Tower at Peninsula State Park is down and now the effort to raise the funds needed to replace the 80-foot observation deck begins to pick up the pace. The Eagle Tower Fund Committee, working on behalf of the “Friends of Peninsula State Park,” has embarked on an ambitious campaign to raise $750,000 to bring the tower back to the way it was before … Continue reading

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Two Dead After Plane Crash in Northern Door County

Two people are dead after a small aircraft crashed on Sunday night in northern Door County. The Door County Sheriff’s Department says 69-year old Ralph Keller of Sister Bay and Lagrange Park, Illinois and 16-year old Olivia Dahl of Sister Bay died when the aircraft went down in an area of Peninsula State Park near Highland Road. The plane was on its way to the … Continue reading

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Initiative to Expand Door County Workforce Underway

A new initiative intended to foster the expansion of Door County’s workforce was unveiled at a business and education summit this week. The event, sponsored by the Door County Economic Development Corporation, was held at the Hatco Corporation in Sturgeon Bay’s industrial park. Bill Chaudoir, who heads up the local economic development effort, says the summit brought together experts on the state, regional and local … Continue reading

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